The UK Prime minister, David Cameron has outlined proposals to curb 'mass immigration'. This means they aim to 'cap' the number of immigrants coming into the UK. His full speech on this issue is available here
In the same week, it has emerged that in a bid to secure top position at the 2012 Olympics, Eastern European wrestlers will be 'naturalised' in time to compete for Great Britain. More here
Same old story - Lots of rhetoric about immigration but as long as an immigrant is economically beneficial to a country, rules can be broken/ re-written
The Nigerian election appears to have closed with mixed feedback. While some observers have alleged rigging, others have stated that the conduct of this election was a huge improvement on past elections. While, events are still unfolding, it does appear that the incumbent, President Goodluck has a massive lead over his closest rival, ex-HOS Buhari
Without doubt, the coming months will be rife with allegations and counter allegations of rigging etc. However, what is emerging is a clear regional divide - between the predominantly Muslim regions which backed Buhari....and the Christain regions which backed Goodluck.
While this is not a welcome development, the fact that Goodluck seems to have gained such backing might indicate that candidates from minority tribes could be the best bet - as Presidential candidates - in future. For once, the presidential issue is not along tribal lines - but along regional lines !
Would-be 2012 Republican nominee Donald Trumphas re-ignited doubts over whether President Obama is a 'natural-born citizen'. He asks “Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? The fact is, if he wasn’t born in this country, he shouldn’t be the president of the United States,” Read more here
Here we go again - After dealing with Palin, Tea party etc......we have to deal with this .
I assume all neccessary checks were made when Obama initially declared his intention to run?
In a country that claims to be the 'Land of the Free'.......and a 'Refuge to all'.
It always seems to appear that when push comes to shove - some are more American than others